53rd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 27, 2019 / comments


Placerville Arts Association is pleased to present the 53rd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition.  The juried show received over 350 entries from 127 artists through-out the United States. Entries have been accepted from 87 artists with studio locations through-out California and from other states including Oregon, Virginia, Hawaii and New York.

EDCOE and Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp 60th Anniversary

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 27, 2019 / comments


District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel announced "Another honor I had this week was presenting a Proclamation to Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools, El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) recognizing the 60th Anniversary of Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp, a program of EDCOE."



by Placerville Newswire / Jul 24, 2019 / comments

[CHP – Placerville]

On 7/20/19 at approximately 4:15 PM, a solo male driver (60 yrs, Somerset) was driving a Chevrolet Pickup westbound on Grizzly Flat Road, east of Mt. Aukum Road at approximately 60 mph. For reasons still under investigation, the driver turned his vehicle to the right and left the roadway to the north where the front of the vehicle struck a tree.


by Placerville Newswire / Jul 22, 2019 / comments

[Jennifer Boyd]

Program has tourism partners defining a shared set of common values, language, and tools to support and fund responsible tourism in outdoor places

July 22, 2019 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – With travelers around the globe buzzing about sustainable tourism and responsible recreation, five U.S. mountain towns are taking the conversation to the next level and making it easier for tourists to open their hearts and wallets in support of wild places.  

Overtourism Forces Beloved Daffodil Ranch to Close Its Doors

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 21, 2019 / comments

[Californai County News]

A beloved daffodil ranch in Amador County has become the latest casualty of America’s selfie culture.

The owners of Daffodil Hill in Volcano, California say they’re closing “indefinitely” because they cannot handle the onslaught of people looking to take a snapshot with their beautiful flowers.